Monday 26 October 2020

Park Inn by Radisson opens in Jeddah; female Saudi GM named

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, September 20, 2020

Park Inn by Radisson, the upper midscale hotel brand, has opened its first hotel in Jeddah, bringing the group’s portfolio to over 45 hotels, resorts and serviced apartments in operation and under development in Saudi Arabia.

A gateway to the holy city of Makkah, Jeddah attracts travellers from across the globe as a centre for international business and a canvas for public art. Located within close proximity of King Abdulaziz International Airport, the Park Inn by Radisson Jeddah Madinah Road is about 25km from the heart of the city, making it an ideal location for both business and leisure travellers.

Radisson Hotel Group is also marking another milestone in the Group’s commitment to balanced leadership. Maram Kokandi, General Manager of the Park Inn by Radisson Jeddah Madinah Road made history, with her appointment as the world’s first female Saudi General Manager in the global hospitality industry.

Tim Cordon, Area Senior Vice President, Middle East & Africa, Radisson Hotel Group, said: “We are delighted to open our first Park Inn by Radisson in the city of Jeddah. Radisson Hotel Group aims to continue expanding its position in the Saudi market with modernized and exceptional hotel experiences across leisure, dining, fitness, wellness and sustainability. Our aim is to become the go-to hotelier for local guests and business travellers whilst empowering the Saudi working population simultaneously.

“As a pioneer and strong advocate of balanced leadership, we were the first hotel group to appointa Saudi female GM in the Kingdom and it has been an honour to support Maram in her momentous progression.”

Park Inn by Radisson Jeddah Madinah Road consists of 84 contemporary rooms and suites where guests can revive and rejuvenate in a relaxing environment.

Guests can fuel their culinary cravings at one of the hotel’s casual dining spaces. Those seeking to relax and recharge can enjoy the spa and fitness centre, with separate areas for men and women, or head up to the runway lounge for a dip in the pool while overlooking the airport runway. Business guests have access to three modern and spacious meeting rooms which offers free high-speed Wi-Fi and audiovisual equipment. Park Inn by Radisson’s Smart Meetings and Events has been developed with the guest in mind, offering a fresh and attentive service from start to finish, for all meeting and event types.

Maram Kokandi said: “We look forward to welcoming local and international travellers visiting Jeddah and greeting them with our Arabian hospitality. I can’t begin to describe how much being the first female Saudi GM means to me, both personally and professionally. It’s my aim to make a difference by empowering the younger generation and supporting them with their dreams. Introducing a new brand to the Jeddah market, allows us to showcase the brand’s unique affordability, convenience and difference.” – TradeArabia News Service



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